Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta together with the First Lady Rashi Mehta will visit Makerere University on Wednesday, 15th September 2021.
During his visit, the President and the First Lady will hold a high-level meeting with the University Top Management and representatives of Rotarians in Uganda. They will also tour the Rotary Peace Center, and end the visit with a press briefing.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ROTARY PEACE CENTER AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Launched in January 2020, the Makerere Makerere University Rotary Peace Centre runs a postgraduate diploma programme in Peace-building and Conflict Transformation. The hands-on programme entails coursework that addresses topics including human rights, governance, and the role of the media in conflict. Other studies focus on refugees and migration, as well as resource and identity-based conflicts. The Center is headed by Dr. Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala (Director). It is located on Pool Road, Plot 146.
ABOUT THE ROTARY PEACE CENTRES
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centres programme develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover
tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Since the programme began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 1,300 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international
organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.